Trying to Define the Phantom Scapegoat of “Al Qaeda”

Summary: France advocates recognition of the Syrian Opposition as legitimate Syrian government – although US National Intelligence Director, James Clapper, says the opposition is infiltrated by Al Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda is a ghost, which the CIA created in 1979 to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. Since then, the U.S., without identifying this phantom in detail, used it as a scapegoat for any U.S. false flag operation. According to the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations (the actual, unelected, private US Secretary of Foreign Affairs., where Hillary Clinton admits to take her orders), the Al-Qaeda comprises about 200 – according to Prof. James Petras only 50-75 – untrained tribal warriors trying to hide from the U.S. drones in Pakistan and Yemen – and  since 9/11 (this action was not committed by Al Qaeda) are unable to perform terror in the U.S. and Europe. Nevertheless, the U.S. has declared WWIII  war against Al Qaeda, meant to bestow on the President alone the power to declare war on any country that he may not like, without permission from Congress! So far, according to Prof. Petras this war has cost more than $ 3.2 trillion U.S. dollars. At least 137 000 civilians have died and more will die in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan (and now Syria). Overall, as of last year, the total loss figure was an estimated 225 000 and the number of refugees because of these 50-200 Al Qaeda sons of the desert was 7,800,000!

Now, the Brookings Institution, which has been tailoring the U.S. policy for 70 years, has published an analysis of Al Qaeda. What is striking here is that very little is written about the core of Al Qaeda – but lots about affiliated organizations such as Al-Qaeda in Iraq  (AQI), Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and the Shebaab in Somalia. These warriors take part in the resistance against the NATO attacks in the Middle East and are therefore evil. Brookings’ point is to analyze the causes of the affiliation of these sub-groups to Al Qaeda, to recommend strategies that can be used by the U.S. to split sub-groups from the Al Qaeda core – and the reasons for not joining Al Qaeda. Basically, Al Qaeda is aiming at the global caliphate and despise nationalism – while the affiliates are rather nationalists. The  goal of Al Qaeda in Syria  is to convert it into a Sharia state (- exactly the goal of their umbrella organization, the US-supported Muslim Brotherhood).

In addition, the Speaker of the U.S. military complex, the Rand Corporation, informs that Al Qaeda has 200 veterans of the Iraqi jihad, a small number of foreign fighters and local extremists Syria. Al Qaeda leaders in Syria have begun to build an organized political and military structure. Rand sees the danger of destabilization of the Middle East by the Syrian Al Qaeda warriors (and promote the U.S. CIA) – and therefore recommends to catch or kill  their senior leaders!

The Council on Foreign Relations, 6 August 2012: Today, the Syrian rebels  without Al-Qaeda in its ranks would be immeasurably weaker. However, since the soldiers of the Free Syrian Army are demoralized and tired, the FSA needs the much more motivated Al Qaeda right now. In May 2012, U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta publicly  admitted the Al-Qaeda presence in Syria.

The Daily Press wrote on 7 Aug. 2012: The unspoken political calculus for policy makers is to first get rid of Assad, to weaken the position of Iran in the region, and then later on to deal with Al-Qaeda.

The Daily Press writes about foreign warriors to be participants in the rebellion,  wearing shalwar kameez, the loose pants and shirts that are worn in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but rarely in Syria. They have long beards that were cut cleanly along the jaw line, a style that is associated with Salafism. The opposition said that groups like al-Sham Ahrar get money from the Islamist Gulf states, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. These warriors come in large groups through Turkey to Syria with huge sums.



Al Qaeda is kidnapping young children under 10-years of age in troubled Somalia and brainwashing them to launch future attacks on the West. The ‘terrorist schools’ keep the children – some as young as seven – chained up to beds while they were taught an extreme version of Islam and suicide bombing. They are following in the footsteps of other militants who target children, unfortunately, like the Afghan Taliban.

The uncovering of the schools further underlines fears that Al Shabaab has its terrorist sights set on the UK after identical twin brothers were jailed last week for posing as charity collectors to raise thousands of pounds for terrorist organisations in Somalia – in fact wiring money to their elder brother who  Mr. Justice Fulford  was determined to sacrifice his life alongside others fighting to create an ‘Islamic Emirate of Somalia (The Daily Mail 12 Aug. 2012).



Infowars 28 Aug. 2012: France’s recently elected socialist president and Bilderberg stooge François Hollande has told Syria’s CIA and MI6 run opposition to form a provisional government. Hollande said France would then officially recognize it as Syria’s legitimate government.
In February, the Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper , told the Senate Armed Services committee that al-Qaeda has “infiltrated” the Syrian opposition groups France boasts it will recognize. In Syria, Al Qaeda is cooperating with the MI6 , the CIA as well as British, French and US troops.

ColeOn 9/11, just a few hours after the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, the Bush Jr. administarion without any investigation proclaimed Al Qaeda to be the culprit of the crime which in all probability was an inside job – the 2. time the world heard this name after the attack un the USS “Cole” in the year 2000. Al Qaeda member Al-Quso was appointed the Cole culprit – and executed by a drone (The Daily Mail 6 May 2012). Al Quso was also said to be involved in the Christmas pant bomber episode – which is now also seen as an inside false flag operation. To ascribe to Al Qaeda the ability of performing so complicated operations as these is immediately amounting to the highest degree of improbability.

Acc. to the very US Council on Foreign Relations (article now essentially reduced for non-subscribers), Al Qaeda is a weak,  impotent group of 200 persons hiding in Pakistan and Yemen, incapable of performing terror outside Afghanistan! Prof. James Petras, Global Res. 10. July 2012 writes ”The US spends $10 billion dollars a month, or $120 billion a year, to fight an estimated “50 -75 ‘Al Qaeda types’ in Afghanistan ”, according to the CIA and quoted in the Financial Times of London (6/25 -26/11, p. 5)!! The US Institute for International Studies, Browns University: Conservatively estimated, the war bills already paid and obligated to be paid are $3.2 trillion in constant dollars. At least 137,000 civilians have died and more will die in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan as a result of the fighting at the hands of all parties to the conflict. The total is estimated at  225,000. The current number of war refugees and displaced persons is 7,800,000.

Nevertheless, Al Qaeda was founded by the US CIA and government to fight Russia in Afghanistan – and serve the US as scapegoat in false flag operations. The US has even declared WWIII to be a war against Al Qaeda, to grant the US president unlimited right to declare war on any country he dislikes! Now Al Qaeda is the US/NATO partner in its conquest of Libya and Syria.  Al Qaida is seen as an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and here, an illuminist CIA and MI6 partner,  which is deeply involved in the “Arab Spring”. Today, the US and the EU have recognized the Libyan Rebels as the rulers of Libya. This is a very motley bunch of Jihadists from all over the Muslim world, ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood. Its foremost front is the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – by the UN stated to be an Al Qaida affiliate.Time and again, Al Qaida has been accused of preparing a nuclear bomb – to scare the wits out of us. Totally unfounded.
The declaration of the killing of the resurrected Osama bin Laden – declared dead 10 years previously and here – was a stunt to boost Pres. Obama´s nosediving popularity.
The Pentagon can find no pictures of the killing of bin Laden, no DNA or other evidence to prove they killed that man (Video below)

So, Al Qaeda is a valuable US invention and partner. But what is the Al Qaeda? Just a practical scapegoat for US/NATO false flag operations?

The Brookings Institution – the architect of US policy, – has released an analysis by Daniel L. Byman, who is Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He is also a professor in the Security Studies Program of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. The title of the anslysis is:
Breaking the Bonds between Al-Qa’ida and Its Affiliate Organizations.Zawahiri

The author distinguishes between the Al Qaeda core – without describing it more closely – and its Affiliates. He just states Zawahiri (rechts) to be its leader after the death of Osama bin Laden.

Who are the Al Qaeda affiliates?
Toward the end of the 1990s, al- Qa’ida incorporated Egyptian Islamic Jihad into its structure. After September 11, 2001, this process of deepening its relationship with outside groups took off, and today a number of regional groups bear the label “al-Qa’ida” in their name, along with a more local designation. Some of the most prominent affiliates include al-Qa’ida of Iraq (AQI),al-Qa’ida of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al-Qa’ida of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and the Shebaab in Somalia.
Yet, at the same time, several Salafi-jihadist groups chose not to affiliate with al-Qa’ida, including Egypt’s Gamaat al-Islamiyya and Libyan Islamic Fighting
Group (LIFG), and fighters in Chechnya, Gaza, and Pakistan maintained their distance as well.

Prof. Byman takes an interest in the affiliates of Al Qaeda, as he sees a possibility of the US to weaken Al-Qaeda by attacking the causes for those affiliates to join Al Qaeda and stick to it – or even not.

As causes for affiliates to join Al Qaeda, he mentions more publicity, more money at their disposal, better training facilities, a haven of defence, frustration after having missed their goals and losing recruits, common defence, personal networks.

Al-qaeda1For the Al Qaeda core there are also gains: Mission Fulfillment, Relevance. Especially since 9/11, al-Qa’ida has been on the defensive. Today, amid the
U.S. drone campaign in Afghanistan and Pakistan against the group, the actions of al-Qa’ida’s affiliates can serve as proof of the group’s continued strength. Some of the most notorious “al-Qa’ida” attacks attempted since 9/11 have in fact been carried out by affiliate groups. Besides, Logistics, Hardened Fighters from other groups.

However, there may be reasons for Jihadist groups not to join Al Qaeda
Al Qaeda is global, while many Jihadist groups are fighting for local goals being weakend by a global agenda. Many local Jihadists are national fighting groups – while Al Qaeda disgusts nationalism – working for Islam´s worldwide Caliphate. Moreover, joining Al Qaeda brings the wrath of the US and its drones down on them, which may prevent local groups from achieving their goals. While local jihadists may see elections as a way to gain power global Al  Qaeda sees them as religious impurity. Finances may get in the way. In cases where al-Qaida sends its own operatives and other non-locals to join an affiliate, these foreign fighters may alienate locals through their personal behavior or attempts to alter local traditions.  The more affiliates, the more the power of Al Qaeda decreases. Sunni Jihadists do not cope with Shiite Hezbollah, etc.

These issues, and others, may not only create tension between the core and its affiliates, they may be cause for like-minded groups or prominent jihadists
to publicly condemn al-Qa’ida—something that costs al-Qa’ida heavily in terms of prestige, and possibly recruitment.Al-qaeda2

It is vital to distinguish between those groups that are full-fledged affiliates and those groups where there is just limited interaction with al-Qaida. By lumping an unaffiliated group with al-Qa’ida, the United States can drive it into Zawahiri’s arms. Often only a small portion of an affiliate’s organization focuses on Western targets and an even smaller portion focuses on operations against Western targets outside the local theater of operations. In addition, while many members of affiliate groups are combathardened, and some have received al-Qa’ida training, relatively few are truly elites. It is also important to consider how some Sunni groups that act against U.S. interests can still serve to weaken al-Qa’ida.

Divide and conquer
With these understandings in mind, the United States and its allies should take a number of steps that capitalize on the differences in interests between
al-Qa’ida on the one hand and its affiliates and local populations on the other. Because members of the global jihadist movement hold markedly different
views on theological issues
 and the nature of the struggle, an information operations campaign can try to widen these gaps. In addition, whenever
possible, the foreign nature of al-Qa’ida should be emphasized. Many of the most important jihadistlinked struggles, such as those in Chechnya, Kashmir,
and Iraq, began with a more straightforward nationalist struggle against a perceived foreign invader. And even in cases where the struggle did not begin for Al-qaeda4nationalistic reasons, such as Somalia and Yemen, nationalism remains high among locals and many within the jihadist community.

Left: Where do Al Qaeda warriers have their heavy weapons from?

Al-qaeda-war-overWashington should also continue to disrupt al-Qaida’s financing, which is also a blow to the group’s affiliate strategy. If the core’s money diminishes, the core will be less likely to be able to attract new affiliate.
Moreover, depriving affiliate groups of revenue often leads them to undertake illicit activities, such as kidnapping and theft as a means to make up the funding shortfall. These actions paint the group as more criminal than heroic, further damaging its brand.
In deciding whether to intervene abroad, for instance, U.S. policymakers should consider, along with other more obvious costs and benefits, how doing so may impact al-Qa’ida affiliation.

II The Rand Corporation 27 July 2012 (speaker of the US military complex) : According to estimates from one intelligence service in the region, al Qaeda has doubled its ranks to at least 200 full -time operatives — veterans of the Iraq jihad, small numbers of foreign fighters, and local extremist recruits.  Julani and other al Qaeda leaders in Syria have begun to establish an organized political and military structure. They have appointed a management council, set up a headquarters and created regional networks with military and religious leaders to run operations, manage cross-border activity, and procure weapons and other supplies.

The danger is clear. Assuming Assad’s regime eventually collapses, a robust al Qaeda presence will undermine transition efforts and pose a major threat to regional stability. What can be done? The U.S. and its allies should launch a covert campaign to ramp up intelligence-collection efforts against al Qaeda, capture or kill its senior leaders, and undermine its legitimacy. In the end, the easiest aspect of the Syrian war may be overthrowing the Assad regime. Much like Iraq, Afghanistan and even Libya, the most difficult part is what comes next.

Al Qaeda in Syria (often operating as the “Al Nusra Front for the People of the Levant”) is using traffickers—some ideologically aligned, some motivated by money—to secure routes through Turkey and Iraq for foreign fighters, most of whom are from the Middle East and North Africa. A growing number of donors from the Persian Gulf and Levant appear to be sending financial support.


Left: The Al Qaeda flag on the court house in Benghazi, Libya.

III The Council on Foreign Relations 6 August 2012 The Syrian rebels would be immeasurably weaker today without al-Qaeda in their ranks. By and large, Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions are tired, divided, chaotic, and ineffective. Al-Qaeda fighters, however, may help improve morale. The influx of jihadis brings discipline, religious fervor, battle experience from Iraq, funding from Sunni sympathizers in the Gulf, and most importantly, deadly results. In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now. In particular, the Jabhat has helped take the fight to Syria’s two largest cities: the capital of Damascus, where 54 percent of its activities have been, and Aleppo.

Al-Qaeda is not sacrificing its “martyrs” in Syria merely to overthrow Assad. Liberation of the Syrian people is a bonus, but the main aim is to create an Islamist state in all or part of the country. Failing that, they hope to at least establish a strategic base for the organization’s remnants across the border in Iraq, and create a regional headquarters where mujahideen can enjoy a safe haven.Al-qaeda-terror2

Thus far, Washington seems reluctant to weigh heavily into this issue. In May 2012, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta publicly admitted al-Qaeda’s presence in Syria (Guardian). And in July, the State Department’s counterterrorism chief, Daniel Benjamin, rather incredulously suggested that the United States will simply ask the FSA to reject al-Qaeda. The unspoken political calculation among policymakers is to get rid of Assad first—weakening Iran’s position in the region—and then deal with al-Qaeda later. But the planning to minimize al-Qaeda’s likely hold over Syrian tribes and fighters must begin now as the Obama administration ramps up its support to rebel groups (Reuters 1 Aug. 2012). Of course, these preparations should also include efforts to locate and control Assad’s chemical weapons.

IV The Daily Press 7 Aug. 2012: Abu Bakr, a Syrian rebel commander on the outskirts of Aleppo: “These men coming fought in insurgencies like Iraq. They are too extreme, they want to blow up any symbol of the state, even schools.” “Our goal is to make a new future, not destroy everything.” Abu Bakr and his comrades say they envision Syria as a conservative version of Turkey’s moderate Islamist rule, not an autocratic theocracy. They fear a repeat of the mass sectarian slaughter that followed the American invasion of Iraq. Some men crouching among gutted buildings wore shalwar kameez, the loose trousers and shirts worn in Afghanistan and Pakistan but uncommon in Syria. They had long beards cleanly cut along their jaw line, a style associated with Salafism. One opposition activist said that groups like Ahrar al-Sham get money from Gulf Islamists in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. “We’re getting so many guests from the Gulf now, and Islamists from Europe too. Sometimes groups as big as 25 people. And if they get chatty they tell me all about the money they’re sending in. One guy told me he alone brought more than $100,000,” said a hotel employee in Turkey.

Even the foremost researher, The Brookings Instititution, cannot give us a definition of what Al Qaeda is. This organisation remains a ghostlike one! It was constructed to fight the Soviets.

There you are! What a few hundred primitive, uneducated Al Qaeda warriors have all achieved! In Afghanistan and Iraq they have checkmated the strongest military power in the world, NATO, prompted the president of the United States to introduce the NDAA (military police state), declare a state of emergency by executive order, to introduce the Patriot Act  with FEMA concentration camps, Congress to bestow on the president alone the authority to declare war on any country, using Al Qaeda as a pretext and  calling the fight against Al Qaeda WWIII , to have our taxes raised on these grounds, increasing the tensions between NATO and Israel on one side and Russia and China on the other side to the edge of the hot WWIII, chaos throughout the Middle East.
Who believes in the fairytale of Al Qaeda may just as well believe in Santa Claus, the stork as the baby bringer and  CO2 global warming. 
Al-Qaida is just a  figment of the imagination, a scapegoat for the USA, Salafist Jihadists, who on order do the terror deeds abroad that the US and the UK do at home (9/11. and 7/7).

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